|Women's History Month: Natalie Batalha|
March 2010 was Women's History Month, providing a time to pay tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society. NASA Ames scientist Natalie Batalha, a co-investigator for the Kepler mission, talks about choosing science as a career. For more information about the Kepler mission, please visit: http://kepler.arc.nasa.gov
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|Kepler's 1 Year Anniversary Celebration|
NASA's Kepler space telescope recently celebrated its first year in space. Scientists, researchers and team members gathered at the NASA Ames Exploration Center to celebrate and to share memories of the first year's milestones and discoveries. For more information about the Kepler mission, please visit: http://kepler.arc.nasa.gov
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|NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Featured in Unique Maze|
A 20 acre corn maze at the Dell'Osso Family Farm in Lathrop, Calif., features the discoveries and images of NASA's Kepler mission. The maze is part of Space Farm 7, a series of seven farms across the United States that are commemorating 50 years of human spaceflight by NASA.For more information about NASA Ames, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/amesFor more information about the Dell'Osso Family Farm, please visit http://www.DellossoFamilyFarm.com
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|NASA's Kepler Mission Discovery Summary, Dec. 2011|
Scientists from NASA's Kepler mission have been busy recently. The team has announced the discovery of Kepler-22b, its first confirmed planet in the habitable zone of its solar system, 600 light years away. They have also been combing through light data captured by the telescope and have released the latest number of planetary candidates team members have identified. Staff and scientists also got together (along with a special guest!) recently to celebrate 1,000 days of science operations by the...
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|NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Kepler-16b, A Planet Orbiting Two Suns|
NASA's Kepler mission has turned fiction into fact. A world with a double sunset that was first imagined in "Star Wars" over 30 years ago in a galaxy far, far away has become scientific reality. Credit: NASA / Ames Research Center
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|Kepler: The Search for Earth-Size Planets Begins|
Since its launch in March, 2009, the Kepler Mission has announced the discovery of 9 confirmed exoplanets (or planets outside our solar system). This video explores how the team works to combine photometry from the spacecraft, data from ground-based observatories and precise asteroseismic analysis to determine if Earths are common or rare in our Galaxy.For more information about the Kepler Mission, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/kepler
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|NASA'S Kepler Mission Discovers Its First Rocky Planet|
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered Kepler-10b, its first confirmed rocky planet and the smallest transiting exoplanet discovered to date. Kepler-10b is only 1.4 times the size of Earth and has an average density of 8.8 grams per cubic centimeter, similar to that of an iron dumbbell. The planet orbits its star in only 0.84 days and is not in the habitable zone, where liquid water could exist.For more information about the Kepler mission, please visit www.nasa.gov/keplerFor more information a...
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|Destination Innovation - Episode 2 - SOFIA|
Destination Innovation is a new series that explores the research, science and other projects underway at the NASA Ames Research Center.Episode 2 focuses on the SOFIA Mission, an airborne telescope that uses infrared astronomy to peer deeper into the Universe than ever before.SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is NASA's highly-modified Boeing 747SP aircraft with a 100-inch (2.5 meter) diameter mirror installed at the rear of the aircraft...
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|NASA's Kepler Mission Announces Latest Planetary Discovery|
The Kepler mission's science team announced its latest finding at a press conference on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. The team announced the confirmation of Kepler-22b, its first planet found in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. The planet is about 2.4 times the radius of Earth, orbits around a star similar to our sun and is located 600 light-years away...
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|SOFIA Flying Telescope Visits NASA Ames|
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) landed at NASA's Ames Research Center for tours by NASA employees, members of the media and the general public. Housing a 17-ton telescope assembly, the highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft is the largest flying telescope in the world. More than 6500 people visited SOFIA during her visit.For more information about SOFIA, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/sofia
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|Kepler Discovers First Earth-Sized Planets Outside Solar System|
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system. The planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are too close to their star to be in the so-called habitable zone where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface, but they are the smallest exoplanets ever confirmed around a star like our sun.Kepler-20e is slightly smaller than Venus, measuring 0.87 times the radius of Earth...
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|Destination Innovation - Episode 1 - Kepler|
Destination Innovation is a new series that explores the research, science and other projects underway at the NASA Ames Research Center. Episode 1 focuses on the Kepler Mission, a space telescope that is revolutionizing our knowledge of planets outside our Solar System.The mission's objective is to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface...
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|NASA's Kepler Mission Finds Earth-size Planet Candidates in Habitable Zone, Six Planet System|
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. Five of the potential planets are near Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of smaller, cooler stars than our sun.Kepler also found six confirmed planets orbiting a sun-like star, Kepler-11. This is the largest group of transiting planets orbiting a single star yet discovered outside our solar system...
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